Ardán garden is situated on half an acre and the planting and design are a direct response to its coastal hillside location close to the summit of Howth in north Dublin. In 2003, this garden was a rugged mountainside garden and today, it has been transformed into a dynamic contemporary and ever-evolving garden which includes an eclectic botanical collection, artistically arranged. The passion and skill of Nuala and Conall are evident in the variety of planting areas including large densely planted herbaceous areas, a white garden, an exotic garden with a pond and bog garden, a vegetable garden, a small woodland where one can sit quietly out of the heat of the sun and a natural rocky outcrop. Conall’s garden sculptures enhance the vibrancy and contemporary feel of the garden. Of significant importance, Ardán is gardened organically and is a garden of the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere.
Hours of opening in 2022: June to September, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm.
Groups over 10 people at other times by appointment.
Free entry for RHSI members on production of current membership card. Some parts of the garden include steps and gravel paths.
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